Vumatel has announced that it has expanded its fibre coverage to Soweto, where it will offer its prepaid Vuma Reach fibre deal to residents. This product is specifically designed and aimed at bringing affordable, reliable fibre internet to townships.
“As one of the nation’s fastest-growing urban residential areas, Soweto and its residents have long been at the top of Vuma’s list to receive access to the Vuma Fibre Reach product,” the company said.
Vuma Reach is available to residents on a prepaid basis from Internet service providers (ISPs), which means that residents won’t be tied into a contract.
“Fibre is revolutionising the way South Africans do things,” said Vumatel CEO Dietlof Mare.
“As the country is transitioning from ADSL to fibre internet, people are experiencing abundant internet access with unlimited connectivity in the comfort of their homes.”
“Fibre is faster and more reliable than other Internet services, it enables seamless Internet connectivity that changes the way people connect with each other and to the world,” said Mare.
The Vuma Reach package
This Vuma Reach fibre package is currently offered through two ISPs – Webafrica and Supersonic – and is priced at R399 per month.
The service offers download and upload speeds of 20Mbps and 10Mbps respectively with no fair usage policy.
This offering is summarised below:
- Download Speed – 20Mbps
- Upload Speed – 10Mbps
- Price per month – R399
Vuma Reach customers will also get the following, according to Webafrica’s website:
- Free installation worth R999
- Free Phone Calls – 30 min/month
- Free Router
The 30 minutes of free phone calls every month are a VoIP service offered by Webafrica and are bundled with its Vuma Reach fibre package.
Webafrica stated that its package is purchased on a month-to-month basis, which means there are no cancellation penalties or credit checks.
Soweto is the latest area to be covered by Vuma Reach, which also has coverage in Vosloorus, Tshwane, Grassy Park, and Blue Downs.